Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Tuesday assured the State Coordination Committee of Coal Owners and Mine Dealers Forum to study the current status of the NGT ban on coal mining in Meghalaya and ways to resolve the issue.
The Chief Minister told the delegation that a body led by Group of Ministers (GoM), comprising Mining and Geology, Law, Environment and Home would be constituted to look into the whole issue.
“We will understand the issue and take feedback of all stakeholders and prepare a master plan as to how it can be taken forward. The issue of coal is a priority of our Government. We are going to look at environmental concerns as we go forward with our discussion and communicate with the centre as well as with other concerned authorities”, said Conrad K Sangma.